Will continue work to implement vision

Maui is almost ready to create Mauitopia faster. Honest Ori here again, an outsider wanting to have a local government which cannot be bought. If I had won mayor, we would have developed an efficient government.

I was a successful Silicon Valley executive who knows how to get results. Having lived here for 25 years, someday soon we will get warp-speed results with aloha.

As a non-politician who spent only a few hundred dollars and did not raise any money, I came in fourth place in the recent primary. “The closest challenger to the top three candidates was Orion “Ori” Kopelman, who collected 351 votes” (The Maui News, Aug. 12). Right in the middle of the pack of seven contenders and only behind the three council members.

The two remaining candidates running for mayor are not bad people but are part of the old bought and paid for political system.

I might win mayor in four years. Mahalo to those of you who voted for me in the recent primary election. Paradigm shifts and seismic changes take time. I will keep working hard to implement the vision (see Mauitopia.org).

We recycle politicians and many islanders rightly feel we have a corrupt political system and their vote won’t really change much. A paradigm shift, a concept identified by the American physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, is a fundamental change in the basic concepts of a scientific discipline. We will have a political one when we elect another mayor with great ideas.

Ori Kopelman